Kim Winey Photography
Our weekend together will consist of educational sessions and practice times, intermixed with good company and delicious food!
The town of Lititz is one of the most charming villages in Pennsylvania. We'll be taking advantage of its beauty by going on a few photo walks! Chances are high that the unique shops there will lure you in with their one of a kind gifts and goodies, so permission is given in advance to not only photograph the visual joys, but to shop if need be, as well. :) Winter apparel and good shoes or boots are highly recommended!
5:00pm-5:30pm Arrival & Registration Warm hugs and a light dinner of soup and salad will be waiting for you!
5:30pm-6:00pm Welcome & Introductions
6:00pm-9:00pm "Manual Settings Simplified" Workshop, including in-house practice time
Nighttime Routines & Rituals
Morning Routines & Rituals
8:00am-9:00am Lancaster County Baked Oatmeal Breakfast
9:00am-10:00am "Manual Settings Simplified" Workshop continued, Practice Time + Q & A
10:00am-11:30am Camera tests and checks
11:30am-12:00pm Brain & Body Break
12:00pm-1:30pm Leisurely Lunch at Rooster St Provisions
1:30pm-2:30pm Small Group Photo-Walk & Shop *Downtown Lititz
2:30pm-3:30pm Warming Break at A Tea Affair
3:30pm-5:00pm Small Group Photo-Walk & Shop *Lititz Springs Park + The Wilbur Chocolate Store
5:00pm-7:00pm Delicious Dinner at Tomato Pie Cafe
7:00pm-8:30pm Intro to Lightroom & Alien Skin
Nighttime Routines & Rituals
*Morning Routines & Rituals
8:00am-9:00am Light Breakfast
9:00am-10:00am Weekend Wrap up + Q & A
10:00am-10:30am Check out
10:30am-12:00pm Goodbye-Brunch at Cafe Chocolate of Lititz
Q: I'm a beginner, is this workshop a good fit for me?
A: Absolutely! This is the first step on your journey to taking great photos. No prior knowledge necessary. During the workshop, we'll go over the basics of changing your ISO, shutter speed, aperture and more. This workshop is great for both hobbyists and professionals who want to conquer their manual settings once and for all!
Q: Should I bring a camera and if so, what kind?
A: If you have one, yes, please bring your digital camera (DSLRs are recommended)! But if you DON'T already own one, I recommend attending this workshop first. *I will have two cameras available for students to borrow. During the presentations, I'll talk about a few camera and lens options and their benefits. You can then take this knowledge with you when you purchase your gear. In the future, you're welcome to come to a Manual Settings Class and sit in a "silent seat" at no additional cost. This will allow you to practice your knowledge again with your own camera!
Q: How should I prepare my camera?
A: You should have your battery fully charged, with a back up on hand, if possible. Please bring a memory card or two, with LOTS of space to take pictures.
Q: Do I need to bring anything else?
A: Yes. Please bring your camera's manual (the booklet that explains your camera's settings) if you still have it. If you have time, ear-mark the sections that explain how to change your ISO, aperture & shutter speed. If you have a laptop, that would be helpful as well. You'll also want a cord or card reader for downloading your images. Notebooks and pens will be provided.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Feel free to dress casually and comfortably. We will be walking outside a bit this weekend and it will most likely be COLD! Boots, hats, gloves, and layers are recommended.
Q. Will the classes be lecture-style or more participation based?
A. The workshop will have a presentation to cover the information and then LOTS of practice time. This is a very hands-on workshop so that the information has a better chance of sinking in and sticking!
Q. How many people will be attending?
A. The workshop will be kept small and intimate. We will have no more than 9 ladies in this workshop.
Q. I'm coming alone. Should I be nervous?
A. It's perfectly normal to be nervous in a new situation, but this workshop will be full of welcoming warmth. Kim loves people, thrives on connection and is intentionally creating an atmosphere of inclusion. No nerves needed.
Q. I like downtime, will there be opportunities for me to unwind?
A. Yes. The schedule has a few breaks and long meal times so that attendees who need a little downtime can relax throughout the day. This workshop does have a wee bit o' walking though, so be ready to get some good steps in!
Q. Do you offer refunds if I sign up but can't make it?
A. No, we're sorry, refunds are not available, however, you may sell or give your spot to another woman so that she might attend in your place. The seats are transferable.
Q. Is transportation provided?
A. Transportation to and from the workshop is not provided.
Q. I really like goats. Will there be goats at this workshop.
A. Yes, of course there will be goats at this workshop.
Q. Is food included?
A. We will have soup and salad on Friday evening, plus breakfast on Saturday and a light breakfast on Sunday. You are welcome to join us for these meals at no additional cost. During the other mealtimes we will head into town to take advantage of one of the many great restaurants in Lititz (cost not included). Also, our location has a small but charming kitchen that you may use. *For more details see the full schedule above.
Q. Where should I stay?
A. We have extra beds in the house. If you would like to stay with us you may! Beds will be assigned on a first come (aka first to sign up), first serve basis. Some beds are singles and some are doubles. If you would prefer to go home at night or make other lodging arrangements that's OK, too!
Please let me know if you have any other questions!
I'm looking forward to another great time of knowledge-sharing and growth for our photo-loving community!
Warmly,Kim Winey aka Miss Kimmi
Join us for our February Weekend Workshop as we dive into how to master your manual settings so that you can create consistent, well exposed, non-blurry photos!
*Payment plans are available upon request.